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A 10th Annual Collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival

*New Seasons Dates & Registration will be posted on August 1, 2017

What is a haiku?  How do I write one?  In this workshop, participants will learn about haiku building and the Japanese literary form of zuihitsu. Often translated as “miscellaneous essay,” zuihitsu often consists of loosely connected pieces of prose and fragmented ideas of varied lengths that typically respond to the author’s surroundings. Join Yaddyra Peralta a poet and writer, in this hands-on workshop and learn to write your own original haiku and zuihitsu using our own Japanese garden as your inspiration. This workshop is provided in collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Thursday, January 12, 2017

TIME: 11:00am—12:30pm*
PRICE: FREE with paid museum admission
LOCATION: Morikami Theater

Reservations are required for all groups of 10 or more.

*Please note that the time has been corrected from the brochure.


This workshop is taught by poet Yaddyra Peralta, a poet who teaches writing and literature at Broward College and Miami Dade College. Her poems have been published in Eight Miami Poets (Jai Alai Books) and Ghazals for James Foley (Hinchas Press). Her work has also appeared in Ploughshares, Jai Alai, Abe’s Penny, Tigertail, The New Poet, and Hinchas de Poesia. In 2013, she was a Visiting Writer at the Betsy Hotel’s Writer’s Room in South Miami Beach, Florida and one of six collaborative Helen M. Salzberg Artists-in-Residence at Florida Atlantic University’s Jaffe Center for the Book Arts where she contributed to the collaborative artists’ book Conversation, Too (Extra Virgin Press).  She is the Assistant Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival and has an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University.